Tetra Tech Civil Engineering Intern-Site/Transportation in San Luis Obispo, California

Title: Civil Engineering Intern-Site/Transportation

Location: United States-CA-US-San Luis Obispo

Job Number: 20000000719

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.

This is an internship located in Tetra Tech’s San Luis Obispo office. The successful intern will be responsible for providing engineering support for the site/civil, survey and transportation group. Typical projects include a wide variety of municipal, commercial, and Federal Department of Defense projects including: storm water, grading, sewer, water, streets, bikeway, bridge, retaining walls, parks, land surveying and related ancillary facilities. The intern may be expected be available part-time beyond the summer internship period, during the school year with the potential to continue to be a part of the team during the school year.


  • Assist in design and permitting of the following types of projects: roadway, street, bikeway, erosion control, grading, storm drainage, water distribution, water quality and sanitary sewer collection systems.

  • Perform conceptual and detailed design calculations and analyses

  • Assist in preparation of detailed engineering reports and supporting documents

  • Assist in preparation of construction drawings, specifications and cost estimates

  • Provide support to the field and office survey teams

  • Ensure standard engineering practices and inclusion of appropriate documentation on various reports and design projects

  • Interface with other engineering disciplines

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute work in a safe, timely, cost effective and compliant manner

  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Familiarity with relevant codes and industry standards

  • EIT certification preferred

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project) programs.


Fourth year student enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in Civil Engineering or June 2018 graduate.

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies

Job: Civil